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Freestyle Board and Size choice

Right now I'm sitting between 185 and 190 pounds (I haven't worked out the past few months due to a seperated shoulder). I'm hoping to drop down back to about 175-180 pounds and I'm 6'2" with a size 12 boot... I've been looking at the Rome Machine and Forum Youngblood. I'm trying to decide if a 157 Rome Machine would be fine, or if I should go with a 159 or a 158 or 159 Youngblood.

When I get back down to about 175 should the 157 be fine? or is that a little small? what about using it right now at about 190 pounds? For reference, my freeride board is a 163 Atomic Alibi.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 03:10 PM
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actually for park you want something around a 155 for your weight. and i'd say the youngblood

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woah, really? 155 for about 175 pounds? what about at where I am now? 190 pounds? is that too small?
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I'm 200lbs and ride a 157 for the park. Works fine. I'd say go with a 154-156

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are you going to be just riding park with the board?

are you going to be doing mostly jibbing? or mostly jumps? or a mix of both?

i would go with the rome machine 157 but if you like a shorter board they make it in a 154 as well. Rome makes a solid product. If i had the money i would be picking up a machine myself. I would look to demo a few sizes and see what you feel most comfortable on.

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im 175 lbs, and i ride 154
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im 215-220 and ride a 167W .
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are you going to be just riding park with the board?

are you going to be doing mostly jibbing? or mostly jumps? or a mix of both?

i would go with the rome machine 157 but if you like a shorter board they make it in a 154 as well. Rome makes a solid product. If i had the money i would be picking up a machine myself. I would look to demo a few sizes and see what you feel most comfortable on.
Yeah, Jibbing and Jumps... I have an Atomic Alibi for mountain. Since I'll be getting back down to 175-180, is it possible to ride the Youngblood Team? or are my feet (size 12) too big for that? I ride 12/-9
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